Page from the 27 April 1861 issue of Harper's Weekly with an illustration of the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter.
An essay on the history of Fort Toulouse, constructed in 1717 near Wetumpka, Alabama
Bettie Fort of Bolivar, Tennessee writes cousin Mrs. Aaron Thorp Dowagiac, Michigan, about her recent marriage and new life.
Archive of programs for a variety of programs related to the 45th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1949 to 1979
Primarily receipts and statements but the collection also includes Robert S. Foster's will and a deed for 1,274 acres of land from the heirs of Robert S. Foster to Edmond L. Prince in 1859 for the sum of $19,110.00. Most of the statements are for the freight, wharfage, drayage, weighing and storage of cotton shipped by steamboats, and are listed for either Mrs. Ann Foster or the Estate of Robert S. Foster. Other receipts are for the purchase of clothing, books and magazine subscriptions.
Letters written by and to Foster between 1907 and 1938, as well as some miscellaneous correspondence written by Foster's family members and members of the United States House of Representatives concerning his application to the Consular Services. There is also a small collection of letters written in German; Foster's report cards from Male High School (1875-1881) and his first semester grades from The University of Alabama in 1882; reports cards for his brothers, Sumner B., Thomas J., Henry B., and Clement C. Foster; and photographs, financial statements, tax receipts, insurance policies, as well as miscellaneous class rolls and other papers.
Warranty deed for property in Alabama given by Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Foster to Mrs. Sallie H. Hester
A sizeable collection of church correspondence, sermons, and other religious materials, and family correspondence and other personal items of this farmer and Southern Baptist minister in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The papers of a University of Alabama graduate, Baptist minister, planter, teacher (University of Alabama, 1873-1892) and president of Alabama Central Female College, 1869-1873). The papers relate principally to Hill's activities as a planter and minister.
A fire insurance policy dated 22 December 1881, taken out by Mary M. Foster of Clayton, Alabama, on her "frame dwelling house part one & half story & part one story, & dining room & kitchen attached, occupied by her. . . . "
Scrapbook and folder containing newspaper and magazine articles as well as tributes to Foster, who died four years after becoming president of the University of Alabama.
Typescript copies of a lengthy and detailed letter from Foster during the siege of Vicksburg, to his wife, begun before communications were cut off and continued at intervals throughout the siege (June 1863) until the city's surrender to Union forces on 4 July 1863.
The collection consists of one scrapbook containing documents from 1918-1919. The scrapbook contains mostly newspaper clippings discussing conferences and programs of the Four-Minute Men and the Four-Minute Men's Women's Division. It also contains programs from banquets and conferences as well as letters pertaining to awards and the honorable discharge of the Four-Minute Men.
The collection contains a selective service notice for James Thomas Fox to serve during World War II and two postcards written from Fox to his brothers.
Letter from Frances of Sheffield, Massachusetts, to her friend, Mary J. Porter, of Lenox, Massachusetts.
The collection contains a letter from Francis of Carbon Hill, Ohio, to his uncle about the miners' strike saying that it is the worst one he can remember.
In 1888, a letter (of which only a fragment remains) was written to Frank from an unknown author in Middlebourne, West Virginia. On the back is another portion of a letter addressed to "My Darling Boy" presumably from the same author.
A letter written in 1883 by Frank of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Louisa Voss of Cincinnati, Ohio about the death of a mutual friend.
Letters to Wilhelm Franke, a German national living in Springfield, Massachusetts, from family and friends in Germany. The letters are all in German and there is no translation available at this time.
A paper titled "Jefferson County 1850," written by this Birmingham, Alabama, native at the request of the Birmingham Historical Society and includes a detailed listing of the county's merchants and political leaders circa 1850.